Check out this beautiful success story from one of our high school students:
“Well, I’m not going to sit here and write my graduation speech, that’s still a few months off. But I do want to talk a little about what this school has done for me and so forth.
I arrived here without any intention of finishing school. I just wanted to speed my way to a GED and be done with the whole thing. School really didn’t have a meaning for me, it was just a place to go for the day, sort of like a prison, and then I would arrive home where I could return to the “greatest thing in the world”, video games.
But, let me put into perspective what this school has done for me. At my prior school, I was suspended twice for various reasons, some that could have landed me in jail at some point. I had mainly C’s and D’s, and a few F’s for all my grades. Many of my “friends” didn’t actually care about me, they got me into some situations that were not okay, and they never cared. I was honestly scared coming to this school because I wasn’t able to understand the concept that school could be a fun place and that learning could be fun.
However, within a few months of being here, not only had I made friends, and let me emphasize this, ACTUAL friends, not a few people who didn’t really care about me. My grades had moved from those prior to almost straight A’s , and for the first time in my life, I was actually having fun at school.
My teacher not only saved my future, but my present as well. She genuinely has made me a better person. Am a grade ahead of where I the public school system says I should be, and I’m graduating high school at the ripe old age of 16.
Just so you parents know that have kids in the lower grades at Kids’ World, your kids are in the best hands possible. I wouldn’t be where I am now without my teacher, and I truly will not ever be able to thank her enough for what she has done for me.” –T.B.(Cornerstone graduate)
“My son comes home immediately excited to do his homework and says he loves his teachers. He is so crazy happy! My daughter who is usually cautious with others and doesn’t talk much started this year in April/May and within two months she totally transformed! It was amazing! We went to Target and she was talking to strangers going up to people saying “Hi” and was in pure exhilaration!!!!!! This school cares for my kids beyond anything I could ever dream of! My kiddo’s are self-determined and happy! They have a special way of overcoming ANY difficulty in studying resulting in super happy kids who want to learn! Thank you Kid’s World for being such a safe place for my kids to thrive in! XO” – G.S.(parent)
“My kids have never been so happy about their school. They absolutely love their teacher! They say she’s so cool!” – K.B.(parent)
“This school is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!My daughter absolutely loves it!” – N.Q.(parent)
“In my time at this school I have learned more about science and history than I ever would have at my prior school, and I am really appreciative of that. The sports and art programs at this school are so good. P.E. and physical health is a priority and choir is really fun, and we are able to do more than just classical songs. I really love it here!” – L.M.(student, 13)
“Math has never been my favorite subject. For the longest time I found myself falling behind and even avoiding it. Since being at Cornerstone Academy I have finally grasped Algebra and Geometry. I am currently taking a 12th grade Geometry course and it’s my favorite! Compared to how I was 3 years ago, I am a pro! This is greatly due to the vast knowledge and enthusiasm of my teacher. Words cannot describe how awesome she is. The difference between how I was before coming to this school is indescribable. To go from not wanted to do math to loving Geometry is an amazing feeling!” -E.G.(student, age 14)
“At my old school I was having so much trouble with my math, I didn’t understand it and got very angry. I wanted to stop doing math for the rest of my life. Then I moved to this school…
Immediately I started to understand math! The teacher’s at this school are the best! They explain things very well. This school has helped me in so many ways. Thank you Kids’ World!” –H.B. – (student, 11 years old)
“At this school they really helped me make sure I understood everything. This school is amazing. I love it here!” –M.G. (student, 9 years old)
“I came to Kids World about 3 years ago. When I came here I had been out of school for almost half a year. I did the testing and was really behind in math – I had to re-do fractions and other basic math. I also hated creative writing. But at Kids’ World, my teacher really helped me and kept encouraging me. Now, I’m much better at it and actually enjoy creative writing. After clearing up a lot of stuff on my math, I have already learned Algebra 2! And now, everybody wants help from me because I’m the smartest kid in the class!!” –S.O. – (student, 15 years old)
“I came to Cornerstone Academy 6 months ago and I absolutely hated math. I would always avoid math, but my teacher took the time to help me understand it. I am now doing a higher level of division and moving faster than ever! I have also been learning cursive and am getting SO much better at it. I really like the people here as well. The communication is really good amongst everyone. I feel comfortable and happy here!”(student, 9 years old)
“Kyla [the high school teacher] is one of the friendliest people and has a way of explaining concepts that is simply magical. You can ask her anything and she will know the answer off the top of her head, but her most important trait in teaching is making sure each student truly understands. Thank you, Kyla for everything you’ve taught me and making my high school experience very special.
As I leave this school and enter a new chapter of my life, I take with me so many skills and tools for living. I learned so many things here like Financial Planning, which not many schools teach, Leadership, which was a big one for me, and Public Speaking. I know I would not have learned these skills anywhere else. “ – S.O.(student, 16 years old)
“At my old school I didn’t want to work on my studies because I didn’t understand what I was doing. I would wander around, distract the students next to me by talking to them, and I would get teased a lot.
At Cornerstone Academy it’s the complete opposite. I love to work now that I understand what I am doing. My teacher is an amazing, smart, beautiful and funny teacher. She gives me big targets that she knows I can do if I put all my attention onto my studies. I’m currently in the middle of 6th grade but I’m going to work really hard this year to make sure that I will be in 7th grade soon!
I have some amazing friends that are very NICE and fun to hang out with. I love the new PE program. I am extremely thankful to my family for making it possible for me to go to this school. I will keep working really hard on my studies until I graduate! “ – H.B.(student, 12 years old)
“It’s so fun to be with all my friends. The teachers teach me and all my best friends good stuff. Spelling is my favorite. You get to write all the fun stuff in that magical book. I like art SO MUCH – that’s what I’m going to do when I grow up!! –V.L.(student, age 7)
“This school cares for my kids beyond anything I could ever dream of. My kids are confident and happy. Thank you Kids’ World School for being such a safe place for my kids to thrive in.” –G.F. (parent with two kids at Kids’ World School)
“Our family loves this school. Our kids are learning the fundamental things needed for a long and successful education. Essentially, they learn how to learn not just what to learn. Both of our children are growing into amazing individuals and I’m so thrilled to be able to witness it.
I’m also very thankful to have found this school because of the fantastic teachers here.
This journey of education and learning is supposed to be fun and exciting; I have yet to see any other person or school with the ability to teach as many things in such an effective and fun way as I see at Kids’ World School. They are hands-on every moment and to top it off, they keep me informed on everything concerning my children’s progress.” – G.C. (mother of 2 at Kids’ World School)